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An Overview on Opinions. After all……everybody’s got one. “Here’s what I think about that……”. What are they, and what purposes can they serve in a deliberative society ? Intrinsic power of opinions Approaching the authoring of opinions Group Exercise. So What Is a Parliamentary Opinion?.

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an overview on opinions

An Overview on Opinions

After all……everybody’s got one

here s what i think about that
“Here’s what I think about that……”
  • What are they, and what purposes can they serve in a deliberative society?
  • Intrinsic power of opinions
  • Approaching the authoring of opinions
  • Group Exercise
so what is a parliamentary opinion
So What Is a Parliamentary Opinion?
  • A tool to guide the actions of a society.
  • It starts as a question to a problem or situation posed by the members or leaders of a group.
  • The more complete the opinion, the less chance there will be of confusion and “follow up” questions.
parliamentary opinions defined
Parliamentary Opinions Defined:
  • A parliamentary opinion is a formal written document that answers a specific question or series of questions about a rule or situation, in accordance with a society\'s own rules, as well as generally accepted parliamentary principles. It is arrived at by carefully reviewing the governing documents of a society, including bylaws, special rules of order, standing rules, and minutes, and is based on the principles of parliamentary law and Robert\'s Rules of Order Newly Revised. Suggestions and recommendations may be offered on how to proceed in accordance with the rules, while protecting and respecting everyone\'s rights of membership.

http://www.parlipro.com/parliop.htm

the key points
The Key Points
  • “…… It is arrived at by carefully reviewing the governing documents of a society, including bylaws, special rules of order, standing rules, and minutes, and is based on the principles of parliamentary law and Robert\'s Rules of Order Newly Revised.”
  • Opinions are offered in accordance with the rules, while protecting and respecting everyone\'s rights of membership.
  • Opinions are just that…..OPINIONS, not mandates
the power of opinion on a society
The Power of Opinion on a Society
  • At its best, a thoughtfully considered opinion can bring a society together in agreement to amicably resolve a problem or situation.
    • Clarify a question on what to do, or how to do something correctly.
    • Bring focus to an issue that the members may not clearly understand.
  • At its worst, a ‘one-sided’ opinion can be the powder keg of divisive and argumentative posturing - which does no one any good.
so what should opinions do
So what should opinions do?
  • Similar to formal speech writing:
suggested formats of opinions
Suggested Formats of Opinions
  • State the problem/question
  • Lay out the known facts
    • Sources used in background research
  • Comments/Discussion
  • Opinion: Restate the question and then give as succinct an answer as possible.
  • Give your conclusions and recommendations for action.

http://www.roberts-rules.com/prp/index.htm

nap opinion writing assistant formats
NAP Opinion Writing Assistant Formats

[On CD-ROM from NAP Store]

Five preformatted ‘Word’ document templates for use in preparing formal [or even informal] opinions:

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4

Example 5

exercise your opinion

Using the information provided, come up with an opinion that would:

  • A: Support the committee in their efforts

OR

  • B: Show why/how it can not or should not be allowed to continue.
Exercise Your Opinion

Audience/Group Participation

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